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Japanese Army Training Bayonet -
This is a Japanese WWII Arisaka bayonet. It was employed by the Japanese armed forces as a training prop. The edge was not sharpened. This would reduce the chances of a recruit getting cut during practice.

Of wooden handle construction. Metal scabbard. The size of bayonet is identical to the regulation one.

The Japanese soldier trained heavily on hand to hand combat. This was part of the tradition of the Samurai warrior.

Many of these bayonets were melted in the later years of the war due to the metal shortage in Japan. That is one of the reasons why these items are hard to find.

This page is a recognition and identification guide for Japanese WWII edge weapons. Multiple detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out specific points that should be noted.

One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my Japanese edge weapon worth?". A price guide is included here to address this question. The value of the edge weapon is reviewed over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth of the items in the collector's market is illustrated.

This service is provided free of charge to the visitor/enthusiast courtesy of MilitaryItems.com, a company dedicated to the preservation of military history and to providing quality military antiques and collectibles to museums, institutions and the general public.

  1. Arisaka bayonet FAQ's
  2. Japanese Bayonet Anatomy
  3. WWII Japanese edge weapon markings
  4. WWII Japanese edge weapon materials
  5. Identifying reproductions
  6. Perspective view
  7. Purchasing Japanese Collectibles

Many WWII Japanese edge weapons are currently reproduced. It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this item. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of the collectible.

If you have an interest is seeing other WWII Japanese items, you can do so by going to our WWII Japanese Collectibles identification guide, where we discussed items from different groups and organizations.


Values for medals, badges, and other military antiques and collectibles are provided as a means to educate the collector community and individuals who have a general interest on the field. The following is an estimated value. Prices may vary in every state and every country. This service is provided courtesy of MilitaryItems.com. The source for military antiques and collectibles in the web.

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